Projects

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Snowmaking

GRP athletes assisted the Outdoor Center in the permitting and planning process for a new snow making system on the Upper and Lower Soccer fields. read more

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Singletrack

Over the past several years, we've been working on expanding the singletrack trails at the Center for running, biking, hiking and snowshoeing in the winter. read more

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Easements and Conservation

The Center's 85 kilometer trail system crosses parcels of property belonging to 88 different landowners, whose permission is essential for the longevity of the Center's access to trails. read more

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General Lake Health

Part of the Outdoor Center's mission is to protect and manage our lake, Great Hosmer Pond. read more

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Community Outreach

Several times a week, GRP skiers and rowers assist with the rapidly growing Bill Koch League and Junior programs, run by Anna Schulz, Audrey Magnan, and Jake Barton. read more

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Efficient Energy Systems

Cedar is Fossil Fuel Free- Cedar Lodge is heated by the central heating system, which is fueled by wood, solar hot water, and waste heat from the snow making machines.  read more

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Kingdom Lakes Trail

Many groups in the Craftsbury- Hardwick- Barton area envision the development of a new ski trail linking existing trails at the COC and Highland lodge to population centers in Barton and Hardwick. read more

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Hillside Cabins

In August of 2016, the Center opened six new hillside cabin structures. read more

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Wildflowers

In the summer of 2015, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center set up wildflower monitoring plots and offered some well-attended wildflower walks led by botanist Eva Dannenberg. read more

Archived Projects

Waste Management

Homologation

Carbon Emission Inventory

Team 350 Challenge

Outdoor Masonry Oven

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Events

Youth Nordic Ski Camps

During the summer, Green Racing Project athletes host two separate week-long sessions for local aspiring Nordic skiers. Camps include an introduction to roller-skiing, orienteering, paddling, rowing, soccer, hiking, and an adventure race to cap off the week.

Craftsbury Spring Fling Weekend Race Tour

Off and on since 2010, Craftsbury has hosted the GRP Spring Tour in March with a full weekend of Tour de Ski style racing. The Spring Tour attracts some of the best junior and college athletes in the East for a laid-back, fun race series that  boasts some serious competition. Organized and run by the GRP, this is a great way to end the season with unique race formats that aren't usually a part of the US skiing calendar.

Weekly Running Races

Starting in the beginning of June, the GRP hosts weekly trail running and mountain biking races every Tuesday evening. The running races are 5k and the bike offers a 5k and 10k option. We hope to encourage more athletes from all over the Kingdom to get out and take advantage of our trails in the summer by providing a fun, low-key race venue for people to compete after work.